Feature: Senior Panyo!
There are two things that man by nature is afraid of: old age and dying. However, for La Salle Bacolod’s 69ers, old age was something to look forward toas they were approaching the "Senior Year." Why, they would enjoy discounts on food, drug, entertainment, sea, air and land fares, etc. Some of them even love to see their hair turn gray as it’s a sign of wisdom and they could not wait to see their first "apo."
La Salle 69ers of Bacolod at President Panyo Torre’s grand birthday celebration. (l-r) Albert Lacson, Rafael Monfort, Jaime Benares, Oscar Yulo, Bill Gomez, Lorenzo Lacson, Mr. Rile and Edwin Ditching.*
69er’s Class President Panyo Torre celebrated his 61st birthday (as announced by his lovely wife Bubba just before leading the grace before meals) last Saturday evening, May 18 at the Torre Pines in Mandalagan, Bacolod City. The parking lot was filled to capacity and among those in attendance were his brothers Dr. Hector Torre, Mark and Joaquin and those pretty ladies of the Torre clan with their husbands. 69ers residing in Bacolod were also present namely, Jaime Benares, Edwin Ditching, Abraham Morada, Sergie Tan, Bill Gomez, Ogie Ascalon, Julius Tupas, Teodulfo Limas, Hansy Alojado, Rafael Monfort, Albert Lacson and Oscar Yulo with their Class Adviser, Mr. Albert Rile of NDB.
Menu consisted of both healthy and not so healthy dishes like salmon, turkey, fruits and veggies and the cholesterol lowering oysters. Studies show that oysters contain Vitamins B, C and E which are anti oxidants and they increase our HDL (good) cholesterol and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol in the system. Among the not so healthy but definitely tasty items served were peanuts, barbecued pork, tender roast beef, etc.
Aside from the delicious food and the camaraderie, the lively band played fast music all night to perk up the guests. Both Panyo and his wife Bubba were busy making the rounds to ensure that everybody had a good time, with Mrs. Panyo Torre giving out Torre Pines T-shirt for souvenirs. The birthday bash was something that everybody present will definitely remember in a long, long time. Boy, is it nice to be a senior citizen after all!*